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I’ve just received the first copies of my new book, THE DISGRACE OF
KITTY GREY, which is in the shops now. It’s set exactly two hundred
years ago and is the story of a milkmaid who gets sent to London to
collect a copy of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and gets herself into all sorts
of trouble. I’m very happy with the cover (although seeing as it’s pink
and rather dainty, boys may want to read it inside a brown paper
cover!). It looks very pretty and pastoral, but don’t be fooled, there’s a
whole section set in ghastly grim Newgate Prison.
I’m in the middle of researching and writing my next book, which will
be set exactly one hundred years ago – at the start of the Great War in
1914. There will be two books altogether, one set in England and one
in France, and the main character is named POPPY, which will probably
also be the name of the book. Poppy is a volunteer nurse working for
the Red Cross.
I am shortlisted for an award in France, Les Prix des Incorruptibles,
and at the moment I’m answering queries from sets of French
students about my book FALLEN GRACE (in France, it’s called
WATERLOO NECROPOLIS). It’s fun, especially as I can’t speak much
French and sometimes have to take wild stabs at what they mean.
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If you’d like to see a short trailer for FALLEN GRACE,
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Love from Mary Hooper xxxx